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News from within the borders of Russia and the fight for LGBT equality there. The country's president, Vladimir Putin, ignited an international firestorm in the summer after signing the so-called gay propaganda law, which prohibits positive depictions of LGBT people in the Russian media. Russia is a country in southern Eurasia. It is also the world's largest country, although it ranks eighth most populous. Russia has a rich cultural heritage, and has contributed such figures as Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov, Anna Pavlova, and Igor Stravinsky.

A district court in Kostroma, Russia, has overturned rulings from lower courts that found in favor of city officials who banned two LGBT parades and events.

April 05 2014 8:00 AM

The former Soviet republic may follow the lead of Mother Russia.

March 28 2014 4:40 PM

'We believe in human dignity — that every person is created equal, no matter who you are, or what you look like, or who you love, or where you come from,' the president tells European youth.

March 27 2014 2:55 PM

On Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart reads an open letter to Franklin Graham, deeming his support of Vladimir Putin "breathtakingly offensive."

March 25 2014 1:55 PM
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